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CAPACOA Conference 2019

CAPACOA 2019 National Performing Arts Conference - Nov 13-17, 2019, in Ottawa

With more than 250 presenters, agents, managers, artists and other performing arts professionals in attendance, the 2019 CAPACOA Conference was a major success!
Thank you to all who attended and supported this event.

Ottawa, ON, November 13-17, 2019. CAPACOA hosted a four-day gathering of Canada’s national presenting and touring sector; the conference was an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections from coast to coast to coast. Presenters, agents, managers, artists and other performing arts professionals had the opportunity to participate in new networking opportunities, informative sessions and peer meetings, as well as nightly theatre, music and dance performances and showcases throughout the city.

  • Theme: Opening Up
  • The conference saw 230 delegates in attendance
  • 14 Artists took part in the performance showcases held in venues across Ottawa and Quebec
  • Performance Statistics: 10 music showcases, 3 dance performances, and 1 theatre production
  • 5 Artists took part in the pitch program
  • Offered 12 Professional development sessions, some of these were a 3 part conversations

Read More: Final Report 32nd Annual CAPACOA Conference

CAPACOA offered 12 professional development sessions over 4 days.


It is a great programme, a friendly, warm welcoming environment; there were great conversations with like minded people. Interesting and inspiring First Nations dialogue and programming.

Louise Gallagher, PANNZ (Performing Arts Network NZ)

One of the best supportive, open minded, intellectually engaging conferences I have attended.

Scotty Henley, The Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation

This initiative undertaken by the CAPACOA board to invite a group of international presenters and cultural representatives from Latin America, New Zealand, and the United States to this edition of the conference was a fantastic beginning towards building deeper and more knowledgeable relationships among us.

Christina King Miranda, Consultant, Mexico City